Role of the Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee is made up of 14 members: the immediate Past-President (Chair), 5 members appointed by Council, and 8 members appointed by the Branches. This committee is charged with selecting a list of candidates that they believe best demonstrate the qualities needed for strong leadership in the association.

This committee sought candidates that have demonstrated skills in leadership, financial literacy, risk management, human resources, strategy, regulatory understanding, governance, and technical proficiency. It is not necessary for each member of Council to have experience in each area; as part of its process, the Nominating Committee conducted a gap analysis to identify the skills and experience of continuing councillors and the complementary skills and experience that would bring value to the next Council.

To fulfil its mandate, the committee sought candidates through a series of Call for Nominations notices sent to the membership, and committee members reached out to potential candidates in regions throughout the province of BC. 

Under Bylaw 3(b), candidates for the office of President must have served on Council for at least two full years prior to taking office, and for the office of Vice President, must have served at least one year on Council prior to taking office.


The candidate selection framework used by the Nominating Committee included: a gap analysis (a review of the skills and experience of continuing Councillors); the prioritization of desired skills, competencies, and experience for prospective nominees; diversity considerations; a systematic assessment of candidate skills and competences; and candidate interviews.

To support this process, all prospective nominees were asked to provide: a written summary of their interest to serve on Council; a current CV; details of how their experience related to the desired skills and competencies; responses to supplementary conflict of interest and declaration questions; and three references. Following submission of the required information, all candidates also received a first interview.

Using all of the above information, the Nominating Committee reviewed and assessed all prospective nominees using a rating matrix based on the desired skills and competencies. The committee then shortlisted candidates to advance to a second interview. The second interview was conducted by an interview panel comprised of three members of the Nominating Committee.

Following this rigorous and comprehensive process, the Nominating Committee has nominated two candidates for the position of President, two candidates for the position of Vice President and eight candidates for the position of Councillor.

All professional members and limited licensees are encouraged to vote.

2019 Nominating Committee


Caroline Andrewes, P.Eng., FEC, FGC (Hon.)

Council Appointees

Garth Kirkham, P.Geo., FGC
Mahmoud Mahmoud, P.Eng., FEC
Karen Savage, P.Eng., FEC
Bob Stewart, P.Eng. FEC, FGC (Hon.)
Michael Wrinch, P.Eng., FEC, FGC (Hon.)

Branch Representatives

Vadim Airiants, P.Eng.
Stella Chiu, P.Eng.
Eric Constantinescu, P.Eng.
Peter Coxon, P.Eng.
Hamid Ghanbari, P.Eng.
Paul Meyer, P.Eng., FEC
Barbara Thomas, P.Eng.
Jeremy Zandbergen, P.Eng.

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